A Social Organization for Families, Breeders and Devotees of the Irish Wolfhound

Calendar 2015 ~ SoCal Standing Events

May 30 Ladera Ranch "Biscuit, Bark and Brew"--a meet-&-greet opportunity for our hounds. 9:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. Call for directions if you'd like to come.

June 20-21
Father's Day Weekend

Irish Fair, at the new venue: Eldorado Park, Long Beach, CA (Your hound is your Ticket!...if you come before 9:am) Details from Dixie Hirsch dixie@sunstag.org or Alexis Montgomery montgomeryalm@yahoo.com  ~ PS--"Uncle" Ralph's Birthday weekend!! Many Happy Returns! 
This year we hope to add the other seven Irish Dog Breeds for a Special Attraction --so far, we have six of the!! Anyone know the owners of a Kerry Blue Terrier and/or a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier???
July 3-4-5 Ventura Dog Shows at the Ventura Fairgrounds.
July 19, Sun. PPD--Puppy Play Date. RSVP to dixie@sunstag.org .  Need to know where to park everyone so include the approximate time of arrival.
July 27-28 Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast--IWs Only Specialty
July 29-30 Lompoc Valley Kennel Club Shows--All Breed. This makes a truly nice wine tasting weekend if you just visit the show for fun and information, then enjoy the vineyards and Buelton!
August/September/October PPD--Puppy Play Date. Open Every Sunday. Call first, please.
Nov. 27-28-29 TURKEY RUN--The big annual Lure Coursing event for our area. Great time to come out and give your puppies and young adults a chance at this exciting sport!!  Contact dixie@sunstag.org to be included on the mailing list. Start practicing your puppies now to enhance their prey drive. 
December Let's plan a doggie cookie party!! Perhaps include a human BBQ?
2015
April--2nd Weekend THE AMERICAN FAMILY PET EXPO. Our 22nd year! This year we have been approved for The Irish Eight Dog Breeds to be a Special Attraction and we can provide a display reminiscent of "A Wee Step To Ireland"...of some such! Please pencil it in.
June--3rd Weekend THE BIG IRISH FAIR!

LOCAL HAPPENINGS
 August, September, October ... Puppy Play Dates with Finger Foods for Humans; Cookies for Hounds. 
Noon till Dusk (or when I run you off) at Sunstag Kennel, Silverado, CA. Bring ALL your hounds,
and human Kids, Come Share your experiences with Like-Minded Dog People. (Keep in touch!)


AW COME ON DAD!
What We're All About!
Send us your favorite photo (preferably by eMail dixie@sunstag.org  and we'll highlight your special hound in this on-going section. 
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
 
Dixie with a few of the Puppy Play Dat visitors...
and one or two of her own.
  
 WE CAN DO LOTS'A THINGS
 
 

 

LIKE ...

GROW UP!
AUNTIE EMME
R.I.P.


Our Official Greeter is waiting at The
Rainbow Bridge to escort all of her
Charges across.
A Rehomed Champion!
GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY!
Happy 11th Birthday, Chauncy! 2010.
Regretfully, Chauncy crossed the Rainbow Bridge
just shy of his 13th birthday 2012. Till we meet again. 

OBEDIENCE

A PRIZE WINNER--Obedience.

LURE COURSING

Almost run-away FUN!!! Get the plastic bunny!!
COME TRY TURKEY RUN IN NOVEMBER!
WELCOME, 4-Month-Old DEWIN...

 ...from Germany to The www.Turrean.org Home.
CONGRATULATIONS, DEWIN AND RALPH,
ON THE NEW CHAMPION STATUS! YEAH!

Dewin's First Major--as a puppy over ADULTS!

NEW CHAMPION ~ Thank you to our handler, Michelle!

e-News

Come one! Come all! The Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast Specialty will be held again on the last weekend of July 2015, Thursday-Friday, at Ryon Park in Lompoc, California. The Specialty will be followed by Lompoc Valley Kennel Club all-breed shows (Sat-Sun). Don't be left out. Contact dixie@sunstag.org to be on the Mailing List for other Irish Wolfhound events.


INTRO

Contact: dixie@sunstag.org
for further details and upcoming activities not yet listed
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